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Marlins, Phillies play suspended amid team-wide COVID-19 outbreak

Jesus Aguilar #24, Brian Anderson #15, Francisco Cervelli #29, and Corey Dickerson #23 of the Miami Marlins react after a three run home run by Anderson in the top of the fifth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on July 26, 2020 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Marlins defeated the Phillies 11-6.

Noah Powers, Sports Editor

July 28, 2020

Problems arose after at least 17 members of the Marlins club, including at least 15 players, tested positive for the virus over the last few days.

ICE reverses disputed July 6 international student policy

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Caitlyn Dark, News Editor

July 17, 2020

Washington, D.C. — After facing intense pressure and backlash, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has dropped its most recent addendum to its international student visa policy.

New ICE policy would deport international students if not attending in-person classes

International Flags. Image by Joshua Woroniecki from Pixabay.

Caitlyn Dark, News Editor

July 11, 2020

Washington, D.C. — Though international travel has been brought to a near halt by COVID-19, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement may still be deporting people if many US colleges remain completely online in the fall semester.

OPINION: If you think wearing a mask is stupid, it is time to look in the mirror.

Emerson Becker, 20, holds the door for two customers as they put on their masks before entering Classic Cinemas York Theatre in Elmhurst after reopening on June 26, 2020.

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William Becker, Staff Writer

June 30, 2020

It is the middle of summer and not far from a major publicly celebrated holiday, the Fourth of July. The mandatory lockdown for the COVID-19 virus was lifted in a number of places after Memorial Day weekend, which means that people have started flocking to public places. Bars, malls, restaurants and ev...

Gov. Cooper requires masks, extends COVID-19 phase two

Coronavirus update: requires masks, extends COVID-19 phase two. Photo my Caitlyn Dark, graphic by Lauren Wessell.

Caitlyn Dark, News Editor

June 25, 2020

Raleigh, N.C. — It looks like face masks and social distancing restrictions are here to stay, for the time being. This past Wednesday, NC Governor Roy Cooper announced that he would be extending the current COVID-19 Phase Two restrictions and adding a mandatory rule for face masks in public. Thi...

The coronavirus will have a second wave

Community leaders and clergy members march north on State Street on June 6, 2020, in Erie. More than 2,000 people marched from 11th and State streets to Perry Square to protest the killing of George Floyd on Memorial Day in Minneapolis. ([GREG WOHLFORD/ERIE TIMES-NEWS)

William Becker, Staff Writer

June 16, 2020

On May 25, George Floyd, a Black 48-year-old man, was killed by a White police officer, Derek Chauvin. Floyd was handcuffed and forced to lie facedown in the street. Chauvin placed his knee on the back of the man’s neck for nearly nine minutes, all whilst Floyd called out for his mother. He told off...

UNCW’s fall 2020 plan is less than detailed

UNCW's famous Seahawk statue.

Veronica Wernicke and Jenna Tripp

June 10, 2020

On June 2, UNC Wilmington’s (UNCW) Chancellor Jose V. Sartarelli sent out an email to students and staff informing them of their plan for the fall 2020 semester amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The full message can be found here.   The major changes to the schedule included canceli...

Gov. Cooper to shift state to ‘modest’ phase two COVID-19 opening

Coronavirus update graphic: Gov. Cooper to shift state to ‘modest’ phase two COVID-19 opening. Graphic by Lauren Wessell, photo by Caitlyn Dark.

Caitlyn Dark, News Editor

May 21, 2020

Raleigh, N.C. — As the world continues to grow weary of the personal and economic toll of COVID-19 precautions, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper proceeds with his multi-part phased plan to gradually reopen the NC economy. Phase Two is set to begin tomorrow, May 22 at 5 p.m. Given developments in C...

UNCW receives, begins distributing CARES Act funding

Front of UNCW's campus.

Caitlyn Dark, News Editor

May 21, 2020

As a tumultuous spring semester begins to settle in the rear view, UNC Wilmington students are expecting to reap the benefits of the latest COVID-19 relief bill: the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, or CARES Act, and its education-focused Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund, also kno...

3 months in: A coronavirus reflection

Graphic by Veronica Wernicke and photo by Tribune News Service.

Veronica Wernicke, Opinion Editor

May 15, 2020

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic will have changed and have various lasting impacts on our lives forever. Different people will remember different things, but we will surely never forget this period of time. The empty streets. The quietness. People wearing masks. The zoom video chats. The scarcity...

The sustainability of online classes

An online zoom lecture from my ENG-210/Mythology class.

Veronica Wernicke, Assistant Opinion Editor

May 4, 2020

When coronavirus' (COVID-19) impending danger to the U.S. became ever clearer during UNC Wilmington’s spring break, the university quickly prepared and sent out the message that we would be switching to online classes indefinitely and later for the remainder of the semester. Students and professors quickly scrambled to...

Pandemic Playlist #4 with Moses Eshiet

Moses Eshiet. Photo courtesy of Moses Eshiet.

Fairley Lloyd, Staff Writer

May 1, 2020

Need something to get you through Finals’ Week? Check out the playlist from Moses Eshiet, a senior majoring in communication studies! His playlist is called “The Rona.” Similar to other interviewed students, Eshiet created a playlist for each year of the season. “I love music,” Eshiet said....

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